New York Times–bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes follows five joyful elephants as they march from dawn to dusk. Where are they going? Read and find out! This engaging picture book is just right for the youngest reader and is a perfect choice for story time and bedtime sharing. Up and down, over and under, through and around . . . five big and brightly colored elephants are on a mission in this picture book for young children by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes. Where are they going? What will they do when they get there? It’s a surprise! With a text shimmering with repetition and rhythm, bright pastel illustrations, large and readable type, and an adorable parade of elephants, Kevin Henkes introduces basic concepts such as numbers, shapes, adjectives, adverbs, and daytime and nighttime. A Parade of Elephants is an excellent choice for story time as well as bedtime sharing.
This is a book of opposites with pastel colored illustrations throughout. The story is simple and would be easy for a new reader to pick up.
<p>Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for <em>Kitten’s First Full Moon</em>; Caldecott Honors for <em>Waiting</em> and <em>Owen</em>; two Newbery Honors–one for <em>Olive’s Ocean</em> and one for <em>The Year of Billy Miller</em>–and Geisel Honors for <em>Waiting</em> and <em>Penny and Her Marble</em>. His other books include <em>Egg, </em> <em>Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum</em>, and the beloved <em>Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse</em>. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com</p>